Dear Mets fans,
Relax. Why do I say that? I say that because I believe that the front office on your organization is starting to finally turn around the disaster that has been known as the New York Mets.
Sandy Alderson took over the organization after the 2010 season. In 2010, the Mets had a 79-83 record. The starting lineup included Ike Davis, Luis Castillo, Jose Reyes, David Wright, Rod Barajas along with outfielders Jason Bay, Angel Pagan and Jeff Francouer. Pitchers included Johann Santana, R.A. Dickey, Mike Pelfrey and Francisco Rodriguez in the bullpen. The payroll for 2010 was over $126 million and looking forward to 2011 the payroll was increasing.
In 2011, a team that went 77-85, still had the names Wright, Reyes, Bay and Pagan in the lineup and Carlos Beltran returned from injuries. Santana was injured all season and did not pitch. Only one starting pitcher, Dillon Gee had a winning record. The team was encountering problems.
Throughout the 2011 season, there were...